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originally posted by: Isurrender73
originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: watchitburn
I said my piece. And I know anything I say will be derailed and deflected into a random shouting match and radical, non rhetoric and biased opinions around here. History is history, it's done, you cannot change it. And after WW1 they became the world police in return for global wealth. Simple as that, and now they are losing grip of it and being backed into a corner, and lashing out blaming EVERYONE else for their OWN issues, you made your bed. NOT the rest of the world.
American Invention and Entrepreneurship created the American wealth you speak of.
The rest of the world has largely been built by the wealth that America generated. The world has been built by selling more goods to the US than they buy. It's time for the rest of the world to build their own economies or fall flat on their faces. We will not continue to bail everyone out at the expense of the US citizens.
Most of NATO doesn't even pay what they agreed to protect themselves. While America spends an insane amount of money policing the world. How exactly does policing the world generate wealth?
Do you understand economics at all?
The unweighted average EU customs duty is 5.2 percent, versus the US rate of 3.5 percent, according to ifo’s database.
Overall, tariffs totaling $5.7 billion were levied on US exports to the EU in 2015. The far greater volume of EU exports into the US were subject to customs duties of just $7.1 billion. This does not even take into account the inhibitory effect of the higher EU tariffs on the volume of US exports. The US is not blame-free. The lower average level of tariffs masks higher duties that hit particular European products, from 9 percent on chocolate to 20 percent on key milk products, and 25 percent on small trucks.
....The UK would probably go into recession, maybe worse....
America is ours and they will NEVER have it